A person may request reasonable access to inspect and/or copy a public record as defined in MGL Chapter 4: Section 7 provided that: (i) the request reasonably describes the public record sought; (ii) the public record is within the possession, custody or control of the Public Entity receiving the request; and (iii) the Public Entity receives payment of a reasonable fee for the production of the public record as provided in MGL Chapter 66: Section 10.
Records Access Officer
Pursuant to the provisions of MGL Chapter 66: Section 6A, the Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts have appointed the following Records Access Officer who will coordinate the districts’ response to each request for access to public records:
How to Submit a Public Records Request:
Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts
170 Chestnut Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Attention: Debbie Westmoreland – Public Records Request
Requests for access to Public Records should be specific, focused, and preferably in writing. Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and your preferred contact method IN YOUR REQUEST so we may properly respond.
Amherst, Pelham and Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts Searchable Website:
The ARPS website is searchable and some Public Records that are typically requested can be found on the website for your convenience. However, please feel free to contact the districts’ Records Access Officer regarding any requests for information. Some typically requested public records that are available on the website are School Committee meeting agendas and meetings, district policies, and budget information.